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Next Generation Of Heart Stents with Magnetized Endothelial Cells

02 Oct

http://www.sciencedaily.com/videos/player-licensed.swf

Interventional cardiologists used magnetic particles to accelerate the process of healing after the placement of a stent. To do this, they extract cells from the interior of a patient’s blood vessels, cultivate them, and insert iron-based paramagnetic particles into the cells. When the cells are reintroduced to the blood, this attracts them to the magnetic coating on the stent, creating a film of living cells that promotes tissue healing and ultimately reduces the risk of blood clot formation.

 
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Posted by on October 2, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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